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by Stinky
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Worth the move?
Replies: 42
Views: 11073

Re: Worth the move?

You have to be there 20 years to get 5 weeks + 2 weeks stats for 7 weeks. Some of the overtime kings are pulling in nearly 20k per month right now. Crazy but if you like being at work all the time, fill your boots! :rolleyes: $240K a year at Jazz is impossible. A 20 year guy on the old payscale doi...
by Stinky
Fri May 08, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flying for a Canadian versus American airline
Replies: 20
Views: 6371

Re: Flying for a Canadian versus American airline

Check the bottom of this link.

http://www.mesaba.com/pilots.html

Every pilot gets $20,000 a year on top of their pay until 2018.
by Stinky
Thu May 07, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flying for a Canadian versus American airline
Replies: 20
Views: 6371

Re: Flying for a Canadian versus American airline

I put my job search on hold for a bit. I'm going to start looking hard this fall. As far as Jazz and Encore goes, I get the feeling you'd be at the back of a very long line. It's hard to say how long upgrades will be. I think they still both have a lot of applications on file so getting a call is no...
by Stinky
Thu May 07, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flying for a Canadian versus American airline
Replies: 20
Views: 6371

Re: Flying for a Canadian versus American airline

Similar situation, however I'm less experienced; therefore I'm at the regional level. It seems Canada would be the better option in terms of pay and QOL I'm leaning towards Jazz/encore but wondering if I should consider the american carriers like envoy/endeavor and then make the move to major/LCC l...
by Stinky
Sun May 03, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Flow
Replies: 28
Views: 13939

Re: Air Canada Flow

I suppose that it's not a B scale technically.

You can't really call it a wage cut either though. Who took the wage cut? Not a single person that voted, that's for sure.
by Stinky
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Flow
Replies: 28
Views: 13939

Re: Air Canada Flow

You better go somewhere where the schedule works for you. I would plan for at least 10 years at the regional level. If it turns out to be less, great, but it could be much longer if/when the economy slows down. There are probably 2000 pilots combined flying for the AC regionals now. Assume half want...
by Stinky
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Situation for Jazz New Hires
Replies: 79
Views: 47881

Re: Situation for Jazz New Hires

Already happening in the US. And now signing bonuses are being offered as well as retention bonuses. Either way, the total wages paid at the tier 2 entry level rose as a function of supply and demand. Have a look at this GAO report regarding the fictional airline pilot in the U.S. There's a reason ...
by Stinky
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Contracting out work
Replies: 37
Views: 10473

Re: Sky Regional Contracting out work

I really hate to point out the obvious...but
Now that Jazz is cheaper to operate, we'll get those Q's for sure.
by Stinky
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: fire patrol detection to go the way of the...
Replies: 43
Views: 3842

Re: fire patrol detection to go the way of the...

I would think insurance cost would be lower if nobody is risking their lives and the drone is being operated over an uninhabited area. It would be lighter and more fuel efficient too since there's no pilot on board. It could also fly much longer, even if there are duty regs (I'm sure there will be),...
by Stinky
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC ATPL to FAA ATP Conversion - ACTION NEEDED
Replies: 20
Views: 3139

Re: TC ATPL to FAA ATP Conversion - ACTION NEEDED

In addition, we don't have to take the Part 141 atp course to write the ACH airman knowledge test.
Doesn't that just mean you can write the test before taking the ATP course. You would still need the course to apply for the license I think.
by Stinky
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: fire patrol detection to go the way of the...
Replies: 43
Views: 3842

Re: fire patrol detection to go the way of the...

Yup, as soon as you can make it affordable, which won't be for a while and what about operating restrictions of a drone over habitations? We are still decades away. This is happening very quickly. Here's one operation that already has FAA approval. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/10/320...
by Stinky
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?
Replies: 368
Views: 80749

Re: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?

That's the plan. 2-3 years in the right seat. Go skipper then off to AC via the PML 2.0 I'll be totally shocked if we start to see 3 year upgrade times at Jazz, although I've been pretty shocked at how the industry has changed over the last 5 years. Where did you get that number? I'm not disputing ...
by Stinky
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Adding a Type Rating to FAA ATP
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Adding a Type Rating to FAA ATP

Yep, I've done it, just as described above.
by Stinky
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC ATPL to FAA ATP Conversion - ACTION NEEDED
Replies: 20
Views: 3139

Re: TC ATPL to FAA ATP Conversion - ACTION NEEDED

I don't think it will change as a result of any action by Canadians. All it would do is open up a loophole for Americans to get their ATP here first and then convert. I believe the new law can only be changed through an act of congress. The most likely way this will change is with the U.S. regionals...
by Stinky
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 2 CPAs for the price of ....poverty
Replies: 45
Views: 11037

Re: 2 CPAs for the price of ....poverty

.....and just to add.... The other often repeated "best working conditions in the country!" is BS as well. I think it's a real disservice to post that on here, new pilots may come here to look for information and end up with distorted expectations. The BOTL guy at Jazz has a very different life than...
by Stinky
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 2 CPAs for the price of ....poverty
Replies: 45
Views: 11037

Re: 2 CPAs for the price of ....poverty

Ditto. With this CPA, new Jazz pilots will now be making $2/hour less than Encore, so they definitely will not be the highest paid, by any metric. It's like the current Jazz pilots think that if they keep repeating the mantra, that makes it true, and they won't have to feel bad about signing the TA...
by Stinky
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?
Replies: 368
Views: 80749

Re: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?

Because if it's been a good experience travelling on AC regionals, it's been on Jazz.
Yeah right, people just love flying on beat up RJ's and Dash 8 100's. I'm pretty sure people prefer the Embraer 175.

How many passengers actually have a clue what company is operating the plane? Not too many.
by Stinky
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?
Replies: 368
Views: 80749

Re: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?

Pretty good benefits: Chiro, massage, dental, drug etc etc etc Very good short and long term disability insurance Remember you pay for these as well as your ALPA dues so you may find your take home less than expected. Somebody will have to post more accurate numbers, but I think family dental was s...
by Stinky
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?
Replies: 368
Views: 80749

Re: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?

interesting comments flying around. One thing everyone seemed to agree with is that flow will always be around. The language is there for sure but there is one little thing that nobody seems to mention or care about and that is the economy. Who says the big red AC engine won't idle down? I've been ...
by Stinky
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?
Replies: 368
Views: 80749

Re: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?

New Jazz pay scale (if the TA passes) shows first 3 years at $36, $37 and $38 per credit hour. If that's the case I think we're about to witness an amazing display of hypocrisy. There are a few hardliners on here that have said it is absolutely unacceptable to accept a wage below industry standard;...

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